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*Lexie*

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from sylvirnblack831 in Embrace the Stall   
    Great post! I have discovered that I have a cycle of losing really well for around 2 weeks and then 2 weeks or so of no weight loss. I have had to remind myself a few times to take a deep breath and just keep doing what I'm doing and not go crazy and try something radical to get the weight loss going again. It all evens out.
    And I'd rather have a stall than a gain any day. :-)
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from rnyjessica in How do you know if your liver is shrinking?   
    If you are so hungry that the cat is starting to look appetizing, your liver is probably shrinking.
    Just kidding!
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from Delta_35 in I've got something to say and clearly I can't say it "out there".   
    I think there's a spectrum of compliance after surgery. From those that follow every rule to those that are determined to eat wings and drink beer at one week post op (that would have killed me for sure). I think where the person falls on the spectrum determines what results they will get. This would explain why there are a few out there that don't lose any weight or very little after surgery.
    For me, changing a lifetime of bad behaviors has proven to be challenging, particularly eliminating snacking. Every time I fail, I get up, brush myself off and try again. I'll get there and coming here helps motivate me to keep trying. If coming here and reading posts encourages a new person to change a few of their behaviors, then that is a positive thing. Sadly, some people are too deep in denial to change. Those people will say the surgery didn't work for them.
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from mybariatricjourney in Keto diet?   
    A quick google search will tell you everything you need to know about this type of diet. It's very similar to what most bariatric surgeons recommend after surgery. Atkins is considered a Keto diet. It doesn't automatically equal high fat. The basics of it are meat, dairy and vegetables.
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  8. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  9. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  10. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
  11. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  12. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  13. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
  14. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
  15. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
  16. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from mrs_ross26 in Best Gastric Sleeve Book.   
    The Beck Diet Solution book helped me with emotional eating. It doesn't have one scrap of information on dieting, which is nice because at this point, we know what to eat, we just aren't doing it. Instead it focuses on changing behaviors. I still use skills from this book and it's really helped me eliminate some bad habits. And finally, 2 1/2 years from surgery and I'm 2 pounds from goal.
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    *Lexie* got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    Great topic, I enjoyed reading through it. I'm one of those that has gone away because I really stopped getting a benefit from the forum. I look forward to the new veteran's forum. I'm finding all sorts of new challenges as I finish my 2nd year and would certainly benefit from the expertise of those that have gone before me. Like most everyone here, I want sustained success after my surgery. And of course, it's great to read posts from those of you that have been helping me from the beginning.
  18. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Delta_35 in I've got something to say and clearly I can't say it "out there".   
    I think there's a spectrum of compliance after surgery. From those that follow every rule to those that are determined to eat wings and drink beer at one week post op (that would have killed me for sure). I think where the person falls on the spectrum determines what results they will get. This would explain why there are a few out there that don't lose any weight or very little after surgery.
    For me, changing a lifetime of bad behaviors has proven to be challenging, particularly eliminating snacking. Every time I fail, I get up, brush myself off and try again. I'll get there and coming here helps motivate me to keep trying. If coming here and reading posts encourages a new person to change a few of their behaviors, then that is a positive thing. Sadly, some people are too deep in denial to change. Those people will say the surgery didn't work for them.
  19. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  20. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  21. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from sylvirnblack831 in Embrace the Stall   
    Great post! I have discovered that I have a cycle of losing really well for around 2 weeks and then 2 weeks or so of no weight loss. I have had to remind myself a few times to take a deep breath and just keep doing what I'm doing and not go crazy and try something radical to get the weight loss going again. It all evens out.
    And I'd rather have a stall than a gain any day. :-)
  22. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  23. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  24. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from Quaintrelle in Average weight loss: worth it? Starting to feel discouraged...   
    I'm just going to put this out there. Surgery to lose "only" 90lbs could be the difference between living another 20 years versus living another 40 years. Is it worth it if you could extend your life by 20 years?
  25. Like
    *Lexie* got a reaction from rnyjessica in How do you know if your liver is shrinking?   
    If you are so hungry that the cat is starting to look appetizing, your liver is probably shrinking.
    Just kidding!
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